Beyond Jack Squat

Beyond Jack Squat

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by Pat Frank
     
 
Jackie O'Riley never had life handed him on a platter. For one thing, he was born in a time of poverty and uncertainty, when most Americans could barely stay alive and keep a roof over their heads.
At least he's not alone as he struggles to overcome his predicament. Narrowly avoiding war, he sees his nation become a world of electricity and automobiles. He sees

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Jackie O'Riley never had life handed him on a platter. For one thing, he was born in a time of poverty and uncertainty, when most Americans could barely stay alive and keep a roof over their heads.
At least he's not alone as he struggles to overcome his predicament. Narrowly avoiding war, he sees his nation become a world of electricity and automobiles. He sees people at their worst and best as he moves across country, always with one goal in mind - to be somebody.

About the Author:

Pat Frank is no stranger to hardship. She was born to Troy and Mattie Crotts in Mississippi, where her parents eked out a living sharecropping and farming until they moved to Orange Cove, California, where they were field laborers. Pat worked at several jobs until she and her second husband, Larry Frank, opened their own business. She now lives in Hanford, CA. Beyond Jack Squat is Pat's second novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595267108
Publisher:
Aeon Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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Beyond Jack Squat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SheilaCE More than 1 year ago
Pat Frank's Beyond Jack Squat comes for readers at the right time. As our own society is burdened with economic woes, the very real threat of world-wide warfare, and religious as well as social turmoil, we may very well be seeking the answer to the question of why we must face such adversity in our lives and on our planet. The reality of the human condition is excellently conveyed through Frank's new novel and might provide some solace to those of us who sit and ponder that very question. The American society has moved through phases of peace and discord, evolving with the changing nature of human-developed technologies and industries. Equally as important is the evolution of the individual in that hectic society, the person whose struggle to be one who stands out is very much a part of the lived experience of every human being in this American social construct. So we look for one to whom we can relate, and we will find this in Jackie O' Riley, whose journey carries him across a desperate and impoverished American landscape in a desperate search for a way to be more. War, poverty, the struggle for survival-these challenges to the peace of our lives are at the core of Jackie's trial in this heartwarming tale. Join Jackie as he ventures across the ever-changing American landscape and learn more about those qualities that keep us moving forward in spite of our challenges.